First Halal Beauty Products Portal: Prettysuci.com Launch

Never been much of a makeup fan, and on the rare occasion that I wear some, it’s super basic – foundation, powder, blusher, eyebrow pencil. 😀 Of course, makeup can enhance one’s features and help them gain more confidence. And having to go to lifestyle events for work, I’m starting to feel a teensy bit left out when I see people looking all glam and fabulous.. maybe it’s time to invest a bit more into looking more presentable instead of my usual beanie-sweater-jeans-sneakers style. 😀

Was recently invited for work to the launching of Malaysia’s first halal beauty products portal, Prettysuci.com. Started by two entrepreneurs with a passion for beauty and fashionHalal in this sense encompasses more than products that are suitable for Muslim customers; it also means the brands are vegan, cruelty-free and organic.  The site carries both local brands as well as from Australia, USA, Taiwan, Korea and Indonesia: everything from lip sticks and balms, skincare, fake eyelashes and face wipes to foundation, primers, nail polish and more.

Booths at the event launch with a showcase of items.  Have to say I was really tempted – too bad my wallet wasn’t allowing it :/

Lipsticks from a local brand called Sorfina. Look at those pretty colours!

I have a thing for nail polish;too bad I  do a lot of housework and it tends to chip. 

Can someone gift this entire set for my birthday or something ? 😀

The launching was graced by members of royalty and celebrities such as rapper Joe Flizzow and Indonesian songstress Dato Rossa, who also performed a couple of numbers to delighted fans. I also got to interview Dato Sheila Majid, and she was super down to earth and friendly! 🙂

Potato me and Dato Sheila. For a woman in her 50s, her skin is flawless. Fans can also find her lip range, Boneka, at the Prettysuci store.

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Casio Exilim FR200 & ZR5000 Launch

Digital cameras are fast becoming redundant in this day and age of high-tech smartphone cameras, so the industry has to do some quick thinking on their feet if they are to stay in business.

For Casio, the way to go is by positioning themselves as a leader in the Selfie department. Their new digicams are almost solely focused on taking good selfies, with instant beauty filters, wider lenses for capturing bigger angles, and more : so it’s great news for our me-oriented generation.

The launching event for their Exilim series featured two new cams – namely the ZR5000 and the FR200.

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The FR-200 is an outdoor camera, capable of capturing up to 180 degrees with its Dome View (fisheye) function, 208 degrees with its diagonal Super Wide Angle, and 360 degrees with its horizontal Panorama mode (but you have to pair two cameras for this). The device’s LCD-equipped controller is capable of detaching from the camera body so that users may take pictures separately, even from a distance.Like many cameras these days, it can be connected to the smartphone for simultaneous viewing.

Expect your pix/vids to be super clear as the FR-200 has a high resolution of 21MP, allowing vids to be shot in 4K. Downside? It doesn’t have a very long battery life, and the recording time is limited to 30mins.

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Other features: shock and low temperature resistant, waterproof (up to IPX 8)and dustproof design makes it perfect for the outdoors. The cam comes in a self-portrait style (above) or can be folded down to look like a regular digicam.

The FR200 is going for RM2,399 and each purchase comes with a 10L waterproof bag, 16GB memory card and adapter (while stocks last).

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Moving on, we have the ZR5000: a selfie-oriented camera that comes with an f2.7 19mm super wide angle lens with 5x optical zoom. Common problems with taking selfies are the low light conditions and shaking hands, which the camera eliminates with a 5-axis HS Anti Shake feature. Its 12.1 MP lens is more than enough for average use, and the cam also comes with various beauty enhancers such as the Make-Up Mode which clears the skin tone for a brighter, perkier-looking you. The LCD display can be tilted up to 180 degrees.

Price: RM1,949 

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I have a feeling these cameras are targeted at the womenfolk, so they come in a variety of colours. There’s plain black, white, and soft pastels like mint, pink and yellow.

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Malaysian drifter Leona Chin is the ambassador for the Exilim series. 🙂

What’s H.O.T? Lion Group Property Unveils Vantage 2 Showhome at Bandar Mahkota Cheras This Weekend

Looking to upgrade to your dream home AND have somewhere fun to take the family this weekend? Then head on down to Bandar Mahkota Cheras on May 28 and 29, as Lion Group Property launches a new plan for homeowners and unveils their new Vantage 2 showhome,  amidst fun and fanfare.  

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Dubbed the Home Ownership Transition Plan (or H.O.T Plan for short), it is designed with potential home-buyers in mind by giving them a once-in-a-lifetime chance to upgrade to a new dream home in just three simple steps.

Lion Group Property Division Managing Director Young Pey Feei said: “Our goal is to make this transition fuss-free, worry-free and as smooth as possible for our customers, especially for families looking to upgrade their current residence and may need time to get their plans in order such as their finances and paperwork.

Under the plan, it’s as easy as paying only 10% in order to move in first, stay for free immediately, and 90% settlement within a year.

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This plan is packaged with the developer’s limited and final release of The Vantage 40’ x 65’ Premiumlink, from its high end series in Bandar Mahkota Cheras (BMC) Town Center.

The event is also in line with the unveiling of their highly anticipated The Vantage 2 26’ x 80’ Superlink Showhome, available for first time viewing and now open for registration.

Members of the public are invited to join in the fun and excitement within the luxurious guarded precinct of BMC from 10am to 6pm on both days, as admission is free.

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The Lion H.O.T girls have been working hard these past few weeks to promote the new plan and showhome!

Since it’s the school holidays, families will get to enjoy a slew of fun activities, amazing deals and offers, a food truck roadshow with refreshments as well as mystery gifts for all.

You might even stand a chance to win a holiday destination and extra rebates when you book a Premiumlink unit! 

This is the final call for an exclusive address of the one-of-a-kind lifestyle premium homes, perched on the highest point of BMC.

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The Vantage Premiumlink 40’ x 65’ is a freehold two-storey with a grand 40 feet frontage, 5+1 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms – with designs that can rival even large semi-Ds and baby bungalows, and which offers space for the entire family.

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Thanks to great response, the group has made available The Vantage 2 26’ x 80’ Superlink showhome for a special preview. Standing in a class of its own, The Vantage 2 is an embodiment of all the luxuries of a Semi-D home in a superlink terrace.

For more details, visit www.thevantage.my or call 013-3364839 (Jefferey), 017-3973390 (Beatrice), 016-2011126 (Ken), 012-9858803 (Nick) or 012-3055257 (Philip).